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The Message-- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana -- On The Record- DAUGHTER You can survive a life of abuse Alone ... listless ... breakfast table/Otherwise empty/Young girWiolin (ence)/Center of her own/Mother reads abused child Tries to understand it/Tries to make her proud/Shades go down/Inside her head/Painted room/Can't deny there's/Something wrong CNS COLUMNIST Don't call me daughter/Not fit to/Picture kept will remind me/Don't call me daughter/Not fit to/Picture kept/Will remind me She holds the hand/That holds her down/She will rise/Don't call me daughter/Not fit to be/Don't remind me Written by Eddie Vedder/Dave Abbruzzese/ Stone Gossard/Mike McCready/Jeff Ament Sung by Pearl Jam Copyright (c) 1993 by Sony Music Enter- tainment This column comes to you by way of two music store managers. They know about my writing, and they suggested that I write a column about Pearl Jam's new disc. The two managers told me how Pearl Jam plays to sold-out concert audiences wherever their tour takes them. The song addresses a painful topic -- abuse within the family. Rather than present clear expres- sions of feelings, Pearl Jam offers images of what happens when abuse occurs. The type of abuse is not described. However, whether the abuse is emotional, sexual, physical or some combination of the three, the effects last long beyond the actual abuse episodes. In between the song's images, we feel the lone- liness, shame and emptiness that afflicts every abused child. Perhaps it is the girl's anger that speaks to her mother and says, "Don't call me daughter." Or maybe this is the painful voice of broken self-esteem stating that she is not fit to be named as such. Abuse within a family breaks down trust, and thus meaningful relationships are lost. Unfortu- nately, many children blame themselves for their family's unhappiness and often try valiantly to fix the family pain. The words that speak most clearly to me are, "She will rise." I know personally that these words can be true. I want every teen who grew up in an abusive home to know that happiness later in life can be found. The pathway to future happiness starts with a journey toward healing the pain that an abused) has experienced. This search for begin as soon as possible. Most teens do not power to change abusing parents, begin the process of healing themselves. : This healing process starts by revealing and trusted adult what has happened in your By safe I mean someone who will allow you wide range of emotions while listening to yo, without judging anyone involved, r : 4;] Most of us who have been abu' how to hide and/or deny our pain. Some tempted to bury our hurt under the tion. Whatever the type of addiction, it serves a person from what he or she feels at els of emotion. However, such evasion is not to recovery. =: ' Many parishes, schools or have support groups for individut the pain of abuse. If unsure where to group, ask a trusted adult. No matter what you do or do don't give up. God gives us many Ask our Lord to guide you to the will best erve your need to create a new ing life. (Your comments are always address: Charlie Martin, RR 3, port, IN 47635.) CTNA: What's available CTNA In the Footsteps of Peter and Paul is a one-hour special on the lives of St. Peter and St. Paul during their time in Rome. The program, produced by Santa Fe Communications, will be available on the Catholic Telecommunications Network of America, May 9, at 2:30 p.m. CDT. CTNA programs are transmit- ted to affiliated parishes on Ku- band satellite SBS 6, transpon- der 13, with audio subcarrier 6.2 mHz. For more information, contact Paul R. Leingang, diocesan director of communications, (812) 424-5536 or (800) 637-1731. Or call CTNA (800) 432-2862. '.No note is out of place' in MILWAUKEE (CNS) -- In a review of a best-selling record- ing of Gregorian chant, Arch- bishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee said that "no note is out of p/ace." Writing in the April 10 issue of the Milwaukee Journal daily album, says prelate's review grees in music, the latter from "Why this neW! newspaper, Archbishop Weak- land said that "Chant," recorded in the 1970s by the Benedictine monks of Santo Domingo de Silos, Spain, "is sheer beauty of melody for its own sake." Archbishop Weakland has bachelor's and master's de- Religious public relations council presents 1994 Wilbur awards BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CNS) to observers and users of pub- strip by Doug Marlette of the lic and religious media." Nieman Reports, a magazine for journalists, received praise for its special section on "God in the Newsroom." A special Wilbur award was given to the Freedom Forum,s First Amendment Center in Nashville, Tenn., for its study called "Bridging the Gap: Reli- gion and the News Media." Other winners of Wilbur awards included NBC-TV's "The John Larroquette Show," Time and Washingtonian mag- azines, the San Francisco Ex- aminer, and the syndicator of the "Rev. Will B. Dunn" comic Washington Auto Trim 27 Years Service Jill Ann White L P Administrator Hwy. 57 So, Washington, IN 8812-2544516 ralrle Village iving Center -- "Schindler's List" led the list of movies, books, newspapers, magazines and other media outlets honored by the Reli- gious Public Relations Council with its 1994 Wilbur Awards. The awards honoring public media for excellence in commu- nicating religious issues, val- ues and themes were pre- sented during the council's annual convention in Birming- ham in early April. The judges said the Oscar- winning "Schindler's List," di- rected by. Steven Spielberg, "expresses religion in a way few films these days even at- tempt." The book "The Culture of Disbelieff by Stephen L. Carter was honored for its analysis of the separation of church and state, which the judges called "a topic of utmost importance Newsday staff. The awards are named for the Rev. Marvin C. Wilbur, longtime leader in religious public'relations and volunteer executive of the Religious Pub- lic Relations Council for almost three decades. David B. Smith, council president and director of devel- opment and public relations at the Adventist Media Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif., said the Wilburs represented a "thank you to peers in secular media who tell the story of faith with imagination, in- tegrity and excellence." HAUB STEAK HOUSE PRIME STEAKS , SEAFOOD - CHICKEN (1) 768.6462 LARGE PARTY ROOMS Haubstadt, lad. the Julliard School of Music in New York. He also studied chant at Solesmes Abbey in France with Dom Eugene Car- dine, whose theories influenced Dom Francisco Lara, the chant master at the Spanish monastery. "Chant" is still climbing in the charts, rising from 12th to sixth place in the "Hot 200" pop album list released April 22 by Billboard magazine, a trade publication. It has earned platinum sta- tus, signifying 1 million copies sold. It has become by far Angel Records' all-time top seller. The classical music label had never had a gold record in its history. ward bishop Benedictine, as view. "I am cause the spiritual qua placid and "Its modal pure vocal line,: intricate alterationS, other- ArchbishOP added, ,,BecaUSe ties, chant much current 1 as well as good cessive ation found culture." l00al !ii i: i i.   i ii ii/i, i MILLER & "Fgt AUTOTOPS STEREO SALES HWY 50 EAST, DEWIG BROS. PACKING FRESH MEAT BEEF AND HAUBSTADT, INDIANA